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Sharing Water: The Floridan Aquifer in Alabama, Georgia and Florida

By Main Street Monticello Florida, Inc.

Contact: Anne H. Holt, Conference Coordinator- email: ahholt@ahholt.com

Please join us for Main Street’s Sharing Water Conference scheduled for October 2, 3, 4, 2014 in our Opera House. This conference is patterned on our award winning First Floridians Conference presented in 2012. We expect three to four hundred people to attend in Monticello’s beautiful 1890 Opera House. The Sharing Water Conference will attract experts and laymen alike to discuss the future of the Floridan Aquifer. Public discussions on protecting this important resource will continue and grow in the next few years. We believe bringing together interested and involved voices from the three affected areas will result in an exchange of information that will encourage cooperation. We also believe an informed and interested public will support thoughtful planning by our leaders. Conference speakers and many attendees will be employed in water management, agriculture and industry. Please see the Conference Dates & Schedule of Events page on this site for more information on the events that will be held. Confirmed Speakers Include:



Moderator: Dr. Ann Shortelle, Executive Director, SRWM


The Floridan Aquifer: Dr. Jon Arthur, PG, Florida State Geologist


Statistics on Water Use and Supply Trends for the Aquifer: Dr. George Cole, PE, PLS, Governing Board, Suwannee River Water Management District


Georgia – David M. Moore Emory Law


Florida Richard G. Hamann U of Fl College of Law


Groundwater Depletion in US Leonard F. Konikow, Scientist Emeritus, USGS


Moderator: Douglas Manson, Attorney at Law, MansonBolves firm


Florida State Representative Halsey Beshears


Environment – Eric Draper, Exec. Dir, Audubon Florida


Public Water Supply, Tony Cunningham, PE, Gainesville Reg. Util


Agriculture, Paul Genho Land Manager – Mormon Church


Industry, Chet Thompson P.E., Buckeye Florida, L.P.


Florida: Don Quincy, Chairman, SRWMD Board

montifordRecreation, Agriculture, Industry and Drinking – Florida Senator Bill Montford

wingateSteve Wingate, City of Monticello Manager (confirmed)

beshearsState Representative Halsey Beshears, President, Simpsons Nursery

The sponsorship form explains how to order an ad or reserve your exhibit space and special seats for the conference. If I can answer any questions please email me at ahholt@ahholt.com. Sincerely, Anne H. Holt, Conference Coordinator Sharing Water: The Floridan Aquifer in Georgia, Alabama and Florida http://www.Sharingwaterconference.com

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